having a mentor

Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ discussion posts. Be constructive and professional with your thoughts, feedback. or suggestions. 130 words each response

1.I believe having a mentor in general is both beneficial for both the mentor and the mentee alike because when you’ve been in the field for so long, the day in and day out objectives becomes just a mundane thing that you do that most of the time that’s how things stop being challenging and basically burn-outs can result from these circumstances. But being a mentor, it makes you brush up on that actuality of things and challenges you to be at your pristine shape because as mentor, the mentee relies and look up to you for direction, for resolution and doing the right thing. In health care most especially, having a strong and positive mentor is a must because your credibility and your reputation of being reliable relies on this. When I first started in my current job, my mentor was someone who have worked in health care less than a year’s worth of experience. Nonetheless, I did look up to her when I had questions about certain things in the pharmacy but since she was considered “green” still by many standards, we ended up learning together as we go. We both also relied on our pharmacist when it came down to following the proper policies and procedures within the department. Now that I look back on it, both the technician and pharmacists who mentored me, have shaped me to be the trainer that I am today.

2.It is very important for health care leaders to have a strong and positive mentor because that will shape and motivate them to be the same. Both leaders and mentors need to develop their own self-knowledge, strategic visions for their own careers, engage in risk-taking, express creativity through all aspects of their lives, feel inspired and inspire others. Communication is central to a positive mentoring relationship and a successful role in a health care leadership position. Thus, when neophyte health care leaders have the opportunity to be mentored, the development of good communication skills will benefit them in their future leadership positions. An important gift health care leaders can give to their professions is to serve as mentors for those who will lead health care organizations and institutions into the next decades. Mentoring involves an intense relationship between the mentor (usually a senior member of a leadership team or a more experienced person in the same profession) and the mentee. In this relationship, the mentee seeks support, direction and/or feedback about his or her career and/or personal development.